Iran has some of the most gorgeous architecture in the world and The Shah-e-Cheragh Mausoleum is no exception. Covered with millions of pieces of glass, this is the tomb of Mir Muhammad and Amir Ahmad, brothers of Imam Reza, successors of Prophet Muhammad. The tombs initially were just regular mausoleums. It wasn’t until the 14th century that Queen Tashi Khatun erected a mosque and a school of theology by the tombs. After carrying out the necessary repairs, the queen ordered the tomb to be covered with millions of pieces of colored glass that glitter in the light and magnify its brilliance repeatedly. It looks like the mausoleum is covered in hundreds of thousands of crystals and I love it!
The Shah-e-Cheragh is now an important pilgrimage center of the city of Shiraz. View pictures from the Shah-e-Cheragh below.
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